Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.

source:-  https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

I have visited Duxford on several occasions now. On this visit (10th April 2019) it was a weekday and we arrived at about 10.15. We headed straight for the  Land Warfare exhibit and worked our way back to the main entrance. By the time we arrived back there it was getting busier, so in hindsight perhaps a wise move.


The Imperial War Museum at Duxford has something for everyone and particularly those interested in aviation, the military and wars!. The facilities are excellent with lots to do to keep children occupied. Several cafes and restaurants, rest areas and picnic tables even a childrens playground.

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On most days there may be aircraft flying even Spitfires. The main exhibits are housed in 8 locations so plenty to see and learn about.

If you explore the whole facility you will walk a long way! Although there are courtesy buses that will take you to the distant hangars.

I would suggest a week day visit as it gets very busy at weekends, and get there early, especially if you are interested in getting photographs! Also outside of summer months take layers, the airfield can be cold with wind chill.

A packed lunch may make sense, the food and drinks are quite expensive. Coffee and Tea are Ok. but a small sauasage roll for £3.50 !!!

Probably! at the end of your visit you can browse the shop.

Each Hangar is dedicated to a specific section. there are also other exhibits such as the 1940 Operations room offering a real insight into what it may have been like in the II World War.

One hangar has aircraft that are currently being restored and you can see them at variuos stages. During our trip The Handley Page Victor was being worked on (see Image below) a real treat to see it stripped back to bare metal etc.

The images below are just a few from my collection of Duxford images/


The 1940 Operations Room

When you have photographed all the exhibits start on the buildings ……….